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Upcoming Events

Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 09 March
Urangan - 7am - 3 Hours
Neil Medland
Ready to learn more about your camera and get out of automatic exposure? Now is your chance!

Join us as we break down your camera to help you learn about shutter speed, aperture, ISO and how these settings affect your exposure.

We will then put your new knowledge to the test with the guidance of a professional photographer.
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$138      
Sunrise Photography Meetup

Sunrise Photography Meetup

Sunday 17 March
Urangan - 5am - 2 Hours
Neil Medland
Students will learn how to use the proper settings to capture a beautiful sunrise. You will most likely need to use manual settings or switch to AV (aperture) mode.
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$43      
Wildlife Photography Meetup

Wildlife Photography Meetup

Saturday 23 March
Urangan - 7am - 2 Hours
Neil Medland
Discover the art of attuning to nature through the lens of your camera. Experience the thrill of venturing beyond Auto mode to capture the fleeting beauty of wildlife in our informative, hands-on sessions. Explore the versatility of your camera as you learn to be poised and ready for that decisive moment, successfully photographing subjects that move and rarely stand still. Immerse yourself in the challenge of possibly the most compelling form of photography - wildlife photography. Learn, practice, and refine your skills, transforming the unpredictable into memorable masterpieces.
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$43      

Macro Photography Meetup

Macro Photography Meetup

Saturday 30 March
Urangan - 7am - 2 Hours
Neil Medland
Macro photography is a unique form of photography that involves photographing small objects to make them look life-sized or more significant in the photo. The usual subjects include flowers and small insects, which we don't normally get to see up close with the naked eye.

The class will start when the insects are more active. So be ready to explore and capture breathe-taking macro images.
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$43      
Portrait Photography Meetup

Portrait Photography Meetup

Saturday 06 April
Urangan - 8am - 2 Hours
Neil Medland
Whether you wish to up your selfie game or begin developing a portfolio, this workshop will help you learn the basics of portrait photography and push your creativity and technical understanding.

Learn which settings are best to use, how to select the best locations, and what lighting and poses highlight a model's best features. We will also learn how to build rapport to get the best reactions and genuine emotions from a person.
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$43      
Dusk & Night Landscapes Meetup

Dusk & Night Landscapes Meetup

Sunday 14 April
Point Vernon - 5pm - 2 Hours
Neil Medland
In this workshop, we will explore the art of capturing stunning and dramatic landscape images during the hours of dusk and night.

Our experienced instructor will guide you through the process of understanding and applying the principles of landscape photography, including composition, exposure, and lighting. We will cover topics such as capturing the mood and atmosphere of a scene, using long exposures to create unique effects, and using light sources to add interest and depth to your images.
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$43      

ABOUT HERVEY
BAY
PHOTOGRAPHY
GROUP
Come along to our photo sessions to dust off your camera and get snap-happy with a professional photography instructor.

Brush up on your camera skills and learn new photography techniques whilst on a photo walk class with other local keen photographers!

We run two hour photography sessions based on a photography theme/technique/style and they take place in various locations in Hervey Bay .

  • New to photography? We also run a popular 3 hour Beginners Guide to Photography Class once a month. And once in a while we will run special niche 3 hour classes, for example, Astrophotography - so do subscribe to our newsletter to know when the next on is!

  • Who can attend? Open to all skill levels, from beginners to keen amateurs. The photography instructor is there to help you with camera settings and provide any advice you need.

  • What to bring? We recommend bringing a camera that has full manual mode or semi-manual modes (Aperture or Shutter Priority). Compact cameras and smartphones also welcome!

    The meeting point and full details for the day are sent in the booking confirmation email to the email address you provide at time of booking.

    Join the Hervey Bay Photography Group on Facebook to share your photos after the session.

    Got a question? Try our FAQ.
  • REVIEWS
    I really enjoy Neil?s classes I find he is very personable and knowledgeable and very keen to share and make us the best we can be I thoroughly enjoy and learn a lot
    5/5
    Stacey
    2024-02-20
    Enjoyable. Neil was pleasant, helpful, and informative.
    5/5
    Carol
    2024-02-12
    Neil is extremely professional and is very patient with everyone no matter what stage they are at
    5/5
    Michelle
    2024-01-22

    Great tuition and advice from Neil.
    5/5
    Peter Hall
    2024-01-19
    Neil was absolutely fantastic he was informative, patient, and I didn't feel silly about asking questions and learnt so much in a short time frame
    5/5
    Melissa
    2024-01-14
    Fabulous class.
    5/5
    Lesley
    2024-01-08

    Neil is the most amazing person in sharing his knowledge on how to look at things in a different way! He?s expertise is wonderful & I come away from all his classes learning something new every time
    5/5
    Katrina
    2023-12-31
    Neil is amazingly patient and thorough. He ensures that he makes time for everyone in the class - even those who rudely turn up with additional people in tow with no warning. I come away from Neil?s classes feeling much more Confident in my ability to use my camera effectively
    5/5
    Michelle
    2023-11-21
    Excellent
    5/5
    Suzanne
    2023-10-24

    I learnt some stuff so it was great. Thankyou Neil
    5/5
    Sherry
    2023-10-24
    Learnt a lot as usual with Neil Medland. We also did some fun lighting in the trees. Overall a great lesson.
    5/5
    Robyn
    2023-10-24
    It was excellent teaching. Neil is very approachable and knowledgeable.
    5/5
    Sandra
    2023-10-08

    PHOTOGRAPHERS
    Neil Medland
    Neil Medland is a Photographer with over 30 Years' experience. What started out as a hobby taking Lanscape and Wildlife photos soon switched to becoming a Professional photographer back in 2010. Starting out as a Sports Photographer with local AFL clubs, and Baseball clubs, we eventually went on to become the official photographer for Softball Australia. Our photos became so popular, that we were approached in 2011 to do a wedding. To say the couple were happy with the results would be an understatement. We soon became very sought after and then turned our attention to Weddings.

    Over the past 15 years we have covered all aspects of photography. We have photographed Sports, Weddings, Family Portraits, Product Photography, Models, Graduation, and Events. In 2020 we moved to Hervey Bay and our focus has switched back to where it all started, Landscape Photography. With so much knowledge at our disposal we have recently started teaching and sharing this knowledge with fellow photographers.
    PHOTOS
    Hervey Bay Photography Group
    2024-02-24
    Title or Location: Torquay, Hervey Bay.
    This is a long exposure around mid day, using 16 stops to reduce the light and increase the time to 3 minutes for this exposure.
    Credit: Peter Dor?
    Instagram: @peterdorephotography

    Hervey Bay Photography Group
    2024-02-19
    Title or Location: Pic taken at Pt Vernon
    The lake behind my dad?s house just off Archer St is a great spot for bird and animal viewing. I took this photo first thing in the morning.
    Credit: Rick Forsyth
    Hervey Bay Photography Group
    2024-02-11
    Title or Location: Look at me now Headland
    A beautiful Roo moment along Hervey bay to Sydney roadtrip.Then I have to run like hell back to the car as rain comes heavily . &128517Taken by Nikon Z50 with Sigma 150-600mm FTZ.Setting is f5.6 1/4000s ISO640
    Credit: Yar Zar Win Kyaw

    Hervey Bay Photography Group
    2024-02-02
    Title or Location: Taken from the singapore marina
    after walking around Singapore in 95 humidity during the night, exploring and shooting many of the amazing areas to be found here, i finally arrived at t he Marina to catch these city skyline long exposures
    Credit: ken york
    Instagram: ken york photography

    Hervey Bay Photography Group
    2024-01-24
    Title or Location: Shelley Beach
    Our resident Brahminy Kite performs a fly by...
    Credit: Peter Dore
    Instagram: @peterdorephotography
    Hervey Bay Photography Group
    2024-01-17
    Title or Location: River Heads boat ramp
    This Pied Cormorant swam over to me and hopped onto the jetty at River Heads and spent some time very close. I guess the bird was hungry as the rain and outgoing tide had made the water dirty. But it was so friendly, and close. This is a full 50mp shot of it.
    Credit: Peter Dore
    Instagram: @peterdorephotography

    Rochester Photography Group
    2024-03-04
    Title or Location: Ivory in Ashes, studio shoot
    From my second shoot with the fabulous Ivory Flame. Taken with my Sony A99ii / Zeiss 50mm. A wonderful day with an absolutely awesome model.
    Credit: Robert Reid aka The Art of Darkness
    Seattle Photography Group
    2024-03-04
    Title or Location: Great Wheel, Seattle Washington
    This photo is from early in my photography journey. I attended one of my first Seattle-based photography meet-ups and after the meet and greets, we split into small groups to find some compositions. I had been playing around with long exposures and light trails and the bright lights from the Great Wheel caught my eye. I spent a good amount of time that evening making new relationships and capturing this image.
    Credit: Jason Kudlo Photography
    Facebook: jasonkudlophotography
    Instagram: Jasonkudlophotography
    Dayton Photography Group
    2024-03-04
    Title or Location: Cedarville Oh

    Credit: Heidi Hendrickson

    Phoenix Photography Group
    2024-03-04
    Title or Location: Lost Dutchman, Superstition Mountains

    Credit: Francisco Castro
    Instagram: Co2castro_photographer
    Middlesbrough Photography Group
    2024-03-03
    Title or Location: Whitby Abbey
    Laser display at Whitby Abbey.
    Credit: Andrew Sturdy
    Facebook: Andrew.sturdy.58
    Instagram: Andrewsturdyphotography
    Syracuse Photography Group
    2024-03-03
    Title or Location: Camillus Erie Canal
    Was just about done and headed home after a very cold and unproductive day. This hawk flew by and I was able shoot a few worthwhile shots.
    Credit: Walter Johnson
    Instagram: Cnylifeinfull

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